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What is Kybella?

If you find yourself wondering, “What is Kybella?” you are not alone. More attention has been on this revolutionary injectable in the past couples months due to its growing popularity. Kybella provides an effective, safe, non-surgical solution for those suffering from submental fullness (also known as a double chin) and can have a major impact in the way you feel about yourself and your appearance. Learn a bit more about Kybella treatments and decide whether it is an appropriate solution for you.

The basics

Also known as ATX 101, Kybella is a clinically proven and FDA approved treatment for submental fullness also known as fat under the chin. While its effects can drastically improve the contours of a patient’s face, the process is minimally invasive, using a series of injections. Kybella is safe, effective, and is clinically proven through more than 20 clinical studies and satisfied patients all over the world. The Wise Center for Plastic Surgery was one of the first practices in the New Jersey area to use the product and Dr. Wise is featured as an Expert Injector of Kybella.

What makes Kybella so safe and effective is that it is specifically created to target fat cells in the chin and neck area. A man-made formulation of the naturally occurring deoxycholic acid, it mimics the natural function of this protein by breaking down and absorbing fats. It is growing in popularity because fat under the chin is traditionally known as a problem area for many people of varying ages and body types.

How is it used?

Kybella is injected under the chin between two and six sessions spaced at least one month apart. Over time the series of treatments will reduce submental fat, in a gradual process that can be monitored by Dr. Wise and the patient together. The majority of people who try the drug decided to go for the full six treatments, but this choice can change from person to person. By scheduling a complimentary consultation with Dr. Wise, you can customize a treatment plan to get the desired results. Dr. Wise oversees the administering of Kybella over the series of treatments to determine how to safely and effectively optimize your results. Before taking advantage of Kybella’s benefits, it is best to speak with a Dr. Wise to understand if it is the right solution for you.

The benefits

Now that we know what Kybella is and how it works, the next step is understanding all of the unique benefits it provides, and why so many people are turning to it today:

  • Unlike many cosmetic facial procedures, Kybella treatment is permanent
  • Since it is minimally invasive, it requires little downtime and can have patients back in action soon after treatment.
  • Treatments only take 15 to 20 minutes, which makes them easier to manage than other routine cosmetic visits like a haircut or teeth cleaning.
  • Side effects are rare and not serious. For those that do experience side effects, they are limited to minor pain, swelling, and redness and occur most commonly after the first treatment.
  • Since it is an injectable, it does not require any surgery and won’t leave any visible scars or other marks after the procedure is complete.

How to get started

If you think Kybella treatments are the right solution for your submental fullness, the best way to get started is to contact the offices of Dr. Wise, the leading expert in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery in the New Jersey and New York area. You can schedule an initial consultation to find out more about Kybella and how it can help you as well as gain further insight into how the process works.

Due to Dr. Wise’s reputation, many of our patients do come from out of state and e-mailing photos is a simple way to get a preliminary review without the cost and time needed to travel to us. To get started with a preliminary evaluation, you may e-mail photos of your face from the front and side profile to our Patient Concierge at jenna@drwise.com. Usually in just a few days, Dr. Wise will reply with his recommendation as well as his thoughts on your particular case.

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